Movies and TV shows set in vietnam

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in vietnam ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, intense and suspense films and TV shows about / with vietnam war, soldier, military, death, war, culture clash, violence, runaway, brutality and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Vietnam and other countries.
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vietnam movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as vietnam: Apocalypse Now (1979), Eastern Condors (1987), The Lover (1992), 84C MoPic (1989), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Heaven & Earth (1993), Uncommon Valor (1983), The Deer Hunter (1978), Three Seasons (1999), The Killing Fields (1984).

List of movies set in vietnam

 8.5
 524K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: jungle, mission, soldier, apocalypse, vietnam war, army, anti war, insanity, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, napalm, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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Eastern Condors (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A motley group of Asian prisoners held in the US are given one chance for freedom. They are to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missles that the US left behind during the pull-out. The group, led by Lt. Lam and convict Tung, hook ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battle, martial arts, soldier, race against time, save the day, convict, jungle, mission, crazy, heroic mission, adventure, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 6.9
 17K
The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, lust, tragic love, interracial relations, lolita, love affair, age difference, desire, sex, arranged marriage, true love ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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 7.0
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, heroic mission, military life, battles, military, against the odds, danger ...
Time: 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, military, platoon, boot camp, sergeant, sniper, suicide, vietnam war, violence, battles, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 6.8
 12K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, dog, village, pregnancy, interracial relations, society, prostitute, soldier, crumbling marriage, espionage, opposites attract, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california
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Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, military, prison, vietnam veteran, soldier, rescue, war, adventure, anti heroes, survival, master warrior ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, bangkok thailand, california
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 8.1
 273K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, innocence lost, russian roulette, deer hunting, vietnam veteran, party, friend, wedding, suicide, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, song, leprosy, culture clash, writer's life, daughter, human nature, urban, fall in love, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, photographer, vietnam war, embassy, civil war, war, escape attempt, post war, communism, friendship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, war, military, death, battle, army, missile, steel helmet, explosion, vietnamese, bayonet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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 6.4
 7K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, survival, military, golf, rescue, war, soldier, daring rescue, adventure, anti war, heroic mission ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, serious, biting, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, cia, love triangle, betrayal, anti war, journalist, murder, military, journalism, terrorism, war, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, hong kong, southeast asia ...
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Dead Presidents (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: heist, vietnam war, redemption, african american, money, armored truck, loss of virginity, mercy killing, urban ghetto life, crime, soldier, friendship ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york, bronx new york city ...
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, revenge, one man army, vietnam veteran, soldier, vietnam war, helicopter, master warrior, vengeance, forest, u.s. army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, russia
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 6.4
 5K
R-Point (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead.
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ghost, tombstone, vietnam war, rescue, survival, psychopath, presumed dead, deadly creature, war, battle zone, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, cambodia, north korea
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 6.3
 12K
Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, on the run, casino, bus, chase, kidnapping, vengeance, adventure, downfall, rescue, gangsters, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
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The Buffalo Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have two buffalo, their lifeline as subsistence rice farmers. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: innocence lost, coming of age, occupation, countryside, youth, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, down on your luck, forces of nature, teenage life, animal life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, drug trade, machine gun, on the run, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, vietnam veteran, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: vietnam war, military life, battles, war, military, soldier, idealism, haunted by the past, political unrest, hopes, decapitation, helicopter ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Boys in Company C (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, basic training, friendship, military, anti heroes, hotshot hero, army, soccer, war, soldier, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, vietcong, u.s. army, jungle, self discovery, escapades, heroes, adventure, infantrymen ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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Distant Thunder (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, suicide, homelessness, dealing with death, death in the family, terminal illness, in the woods, family life, unfulfillment, buddies, soldier, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia, washington state, illinois
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The Walking Dead (1995)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Five young marines on a suicide mission in Vietnam, struggle for survival in a jungle minefield. The mean streets of home did not prepare them for this.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, biting
Plot: jungle, african american, soldier, war, survival, military, vietnam war, interracial relations, military life, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 6.5
 921
The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: veteran, rape, hostage, revenge, vengeance, friendship, injustice, crime, crimes, deadly, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new england, connecticut
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Running Against Time (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hoping to prevent his brother's Vietnam death and to prevent the JFK assassination, a time-traveling college professor goes back to the '60s but can't find his way out. Trapped in a time warp, he can't effect a change because he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: time travel, president, time machine, vietnam war, changing the past or future, kennedy family, college, chases and races, imaginary, assassination, race against time, heroes ...
Place: vietnam, asia, dallas texas
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 6.0
 25K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, torture, cia, senator, tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime, drug dealing, drug lord, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, chicago illinois ...
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 5.6
 1K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, save the day, confined, adventure, crimes, deadly, escapades, heroes, hostages, love triangle, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia
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The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, prostitution, vigilantism, police investigation, rape, gore, torture, ex soldier, chase, gang ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
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The Year That Trembled (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: lottery, coming of age, vietnam war, politics, college, high school, friendship, anti war, fighting the system, americana, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, year 1971, year 1970
Place: vietnam, ohio, asia, usa, cambodia
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